Today I would like to send a special birthday greeting all the way up to heaven to one of my heroes, Dr. Maya Angelou. Her words and wisdom have helped me live my best life. I am still a work in progress, but at least I know some things about life. I will continue to strive to be the best person I can be because I know better than my past and I have resolved to do better.
How ironic is it that National Poetry Month houses Dr. Angelou’s birthday? It was cosmic alignment. I would like to share one of my favorite poems by her with you today. It is called The Mask and she used it in conjunction with Paul Laurence Dunbar’s poem We Wear the Mask. This poem has inspired a story from me as well. It is at the beginning stages of outline and character analysis, but I plan to push forward with it very soon.
I am so excited to share with you guys a FREE anthology of poetry called “When Queens Speak” (Royalty Reaches the Masses). I am proud to say four of my poems were included in this collection in honor of National Poetry Month. I hope you will take the time to download your copy. It is only available in e-book form. Many thanks to Rashida V. for putting this together.
Here’s the blurb:
“This E-book is a wonderful Anthology of poetry written by multiple American women. It’s eclectic, thought provoking and sincere. Each poem will enlighten or awaken the mind, the heart or the soul that engages. A dope work of feminine poetic energy surged into one. This is a must read.”
Click Here to download your FREE copy via Smashwords.
Happy Friday! It’s the final week in our Love Poem Challenge here on Rebirthoflisa. For those who missed the first three weeks, we are celebrating National Poetry Month by sharing Love Poems! I chose this theme to work in conjunction with my One Word Challenge for the year. It’s not too late to join in, simply compose a LOVE Poem, create a post and ping back to my weekly post. You also need to use #Rebirthpoems.
Rebirthoflisa has developed a new challenge to celebrate National Poetry Month! This is a weekly challenge recurring every Friday for the entire month of April. I have chosen the theme “LOVE Poems” to work in conjunction with my One Word Challenge for the year. To participate, simply compose a LOVE Poem, create a post and ping back to my weekly post. You also need to use #Rebirthpoems. The challenge starts tomorrow so put on your thinking caps!